Prehistory and the Paleolithic Period (The process of hominisation (The…
Prehistory and the Paleolithic Period
The process of hominisation
refers to the series of changes which gradually occurred in hominids
the upright position (bipedalism)
development of opposable thumbs
increase in the size of the brain
development of the chin
development of language
The evolution of human species
The Paleolithic Period
is the longest period in prehistory.It began with the appearance of tools made of stone,bone and wood
the australopithecus appeared
the homo neanderthalensis appeared
the homo sapiens appeared
was a period of transition between Paleolithic Period and Neolithic Age
began with the appearance of the human beings and ended with the appearance of writing
Bronze and Iron Age
Economy and society
The early hominids were predators.They lived at subsistence level
They were scavenger
There were a very high rate of mortality
When they learnt how to control fire, their life improved
Hominisds organised into small groups (clans).Various clans formed a tribe
There were not social differences
They lived a nomadic life
They lived in caves or hunts
Culture and art
Religious appeared when humans tried to find explanation for unexplained natural phenomena.
the first known religious manifestations were burials.
the objects put beside the corpse in the tomb are called grave goods.
The first known artistic manifest are around 35000 years ago. During the upper paleolithic works of art were produced such as the figure of women called Venuses and cave paintings.
Franco Cantabrian area, paints were polychrome and naturalistic.
Levante area of Iberian Peninsula, paints were monochome and achematic.
Paleolithic period on the iberian peninsula
The most important archaeological sites on the Iberian Peninsula are
By Guillermo Santos